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According to FIDE's Anti-Doping Policy: The 2018 WADA Prohibited List and Monitoring Program can be found at: http://list.wada-ama.org/ The most relevant banned substances for chess are: • Amphetamines – e.g. Adderall, Ritalin • Ephedrine and Methylephedrine – Prohibited by WADA when its concentration in urine is greater than 10 micrograms ...


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It is not prohibited would be the main answer. Caffeine was removed from the list, and moved to the WADA "watch list", so it is not currently banned. "Bupropion, caffeine, nicotine, phenylephrine, phenylpropanolamine, pipradrol, and synephrine: These substances are included in the 2019 Monitoring Program, and are not considered Prohibited Substances." (...


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Because nobody seriously considers it an advantage in chess. The WADA applies to sport, where caffeine can improve performance because it's a stimulant, thus improving physical performance. In chess, however, physical performance is meaningless, and no one has ever performed a test that proves caffeine leads to better chess (as opposed to, say, faster times ...


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Well, in short, nothing. This (a tactical lineup) is actually quite common in team matches. There are basically two problems, the second of which is not a problem in the Olympiad because of the fixed board order. Chess isn't an exact science; a weaker player can beat a stronger player (the odds that this happens are just lower). Given the ratings, you can ...


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I don't know of any site that specifically does this for particular tournaments. But its very easy to do this yourself! Here's how you do it: a) Download Scid vs Pc software (http://scidvspc.sourceforge.net/) b) Download pgn for the Olympiad in Tromso 2014 from TWIC (http://www.theweekinchess.com/assets/files/pgn/olym14.pgn) c) Open a new DB in SCID vs PC ...


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The tie-break rules are listed on the FIDE website, D.II.02 paragraph G.14: The position of teams that finish with the same number of match points shall be determined by application of the following tie-breaking procedures in sequence ... (a) the sum of Sonneborn-Berger points, which are calculated as follows: match points of each opponent, ...


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Transmissions can be inaccurate in real-time. I once saw 1.e4 a6 in a Follow Chess game, but it was actually 1. e4 c5. In the real game, GM Godena lost on time.


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Searching the web, I haven't found anything directly answering your question. However, the rules supplements for blind chess apply to games between a sighted player and one who is legally blind. Thus it seems a safe inference that one would need to be legally blind to participate in IBCA events.


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